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Over a decade of expertise

About BaseKit

Our mission is to inspire and guide people to success online

We started out as a trio over a decade ago. Our team has grown since then, but one thing hasn’t changed: we’re as dedicated to our customers’ success as ever. Today, our amazing and talented team make BaseKit a fun, fast-paced and inspirational place to work.

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Our humble beginnings based in Monmouthshire has led us now to working with global brands such as, Telefónica and Amazon, who have helped us to reach millions of small business customers around the world.

We make products that genuinely help small businesses to be more successful online. 

Our lean team enables every team member to play a critical role in building great products and help support our partners to sell them. 

Simon Best

CEO & Co-Founder

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Our humble beginnings based in Monmouthshire has led us now to working with global brands such as, Telefónica and Amazon, who have helped us to reach millions of small business customers around the world.

We make products that genuinely help small businesses to be more successful online. 

Our lean team enables every team member to play a critical role in building great products and help support our partners to sell them. 

Simon Best

CEO & Co-Founder

Humble beginnings, big dreams: our story

We’ve built up our expertise over a decade in business. Along the way we’ve learned a lot and we’re proud to share our story. Take a look at over 10 years of success and inspiration…

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The first version of BaseKit is born

Created as an internal tool for the web design agency Simon Best, Richard Best and Richard Fernandez we’re running. They quickly realised, that the product was something they could offer to other small businesses, to help them build an online presence.

 

The founders win Seedcamp

BaseKit brought the founders success as winners at Seedcamp which enabled them to set up the company’s first office in Chepstow; in which the idea was originally born, taking on the first team members – several of whom are still with the company today!

 

Our first B2B partnership

Our first partnership was signed in 2010, allowing us to seize the opportunity to help small businesses via partners. Fast forward to over 10 years and we now have over 120 incredible partners, spanning 5 continents, and growing.

 

BaseKit moves to tech hub Bristol

Leaving Chepstow behind for the buzzing tech hub of Bristol, we made the move across the Severn Bridge to a central office in The Pithay, giving us more space and boosting recruitment opportunities.

 

V7 goes live; intro to WHD

With the product in its 7th version, it was the first time you could build responsive websites! We exhibited for the first time, at globally recognised cloud conference, WHD (now CloudFest) and we’ve been going back ever since. 

 

Our first telco customer

We signed a partnership with world-leading telco Telefónica, marking an important moment in our move into the world of telecommunications. The launch of BaseKit Sitebuilder reduced their churn rate by 42%.

 

A new office and familiar CEO

Continued growth, meant saying hello to our current office in the modern One Castlepark building. In the same year, co-founder Simon took the exciting step of becoming CEO, 7 years after the company started.

 

BaseKit 8 goes live

Marking the first version of the editor to be completely accessible on all devices! Ensuring our moves are always mobile-first, we developed the latest version of BaseKit to not only produce beautiful responsive websites, but fully functional on mobile devices too!

 

Go Sitebuilder is created

In order to gain new opportunities within different markets and territories, we created and launched a brand new app called Go Sitebuilder. The new application serves as a much faster route to market for companies unable to provide traditional hosting services.

BK10 is launched

To coincide with our 10th anniversary, we launched our most user-friendly product ever, saying goodbye to drag and drop and hello to beautiful pre-built sections. Learn more about BaseKit 10 →

BK10 is rolled out to partners

After a very successful launch of BaseKit 10, it was time to get all of our partners and their customers on the latest version. Giving all of our partners the chance to engage existing customers and reach out to new ones with the latest product offering.

 

The word is disrupted

With a global pandemic that will be remembered for many years to come, the BaseKit team jumped into remote working and adapted well. It has also forced us to look at new ways of helping small businesses thrive online… more to be revealed soon!

 

OUR PARTNERS

A shared mission for success

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Over time, BaseKit has demonstrated to be not only a reliable and safe platform, but also a powerful and professional web building tool.

Daniel Ribaya, Marketing Director

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BaseKit is a reliable partner in business. The cooperation has been outstanding for several years. The services are a high level.

Adrian Kasprzak, Product Manager

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Working with BaseKit has been a wonderful partnership. They always respond to queries promptly and professionally.

Angela Daniels, Senior Product Manager

Looking for more of an insight into life at BaseKit? Check out our team page 👉